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Lunar Dance (Japanese: みかづきのまい Crescent Moon Dance) is a non-damaging Psychic-type move introduced in Generation IV. It is the signature move of Cresselia.
Lunar Dance causes the user to faint, but restores the HP, PP and removes all status conditions (except fainting) of the Pokémon that is sent out to take its place. If the user moves before the opponent, the restored Pokémon is then sent out before the end of its turn. This may result in the opponent attacking the restored Pokémon during its turn.
The receiving Pokémon is now sent out at the end of the turn after all other Pokémon have moved.
| The user faints. In return, the Pokémon taking its place will have its status and HP fully restored.
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|Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.|
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
In other games
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series: Lunar Dance reduces the user's HP to 1, and restores all the HP and PP of team members in the same room as the user. It also removes any status conditions on those Pokémon and breaks any move seals caused by seal traps.
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In other generations
In other languages